Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; magnetic.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the Earth's magnetism.
  • adj. Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism.
  • adj. Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as magnetic.
  • Exhaling or drawing out.
  • n. A substance that has magnetic properties; a magnetic.

Etymologies

Latin magneticus: compare French magnétique. See magnetic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You can do an experiment in which you check whether gravitional fields influence the shape of a magnetical field.

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  • In the monument of King Childerick the iron relicks were found all rusty and crumbling into pieces; but our little iron pins, which fastened the ivory works, held well together, and lost not their magnetical quality, though wanting a tenacious moisture for the firmer union of parts; although it be hardly drawn into fusion, yet that metal soon submitteth unto rust and dissolution.

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  • Polus 'lies, correct those errors in navigation, reform cosmographical charts, and rectify longitudes, if it were possible; not by the compass, as some dream, with Mark Ridley in his treatise of magnetical bodies, cap.

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  • Marsilius Ficinus; or a magnetical meridian, as Maurolieus;

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  • Euripes, and a great rock of loadstones, which may cause the needle in the compass still to bend that way, and what should be the true cause of the variation of the compass, [2998] is it a magnetical rock, or the pole-star, as Cardan will; or some other star in the bear, as

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  • And though some condemn their skill and magnetical cures as tending to magical superstition, witchery, charms, &c., yet they admire, stiffly vindicate nevertheless, and infinitely prefer them.

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  • “Iron is susceptible of magnetical impressions,” is of co-existence.

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  • Hence the lieutenant concluded, that it had been influenced by iron ore, or by some other magnetical matter contained under the surface of the earth.

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  • The machine generates electrical power in the stator coils by a rotating magnetical field which is generally produced by a DC magnet.

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  • Correspondence schools, the Academy of Science, meteorological and magnetical observations of the Belen Observatory, geological collections, text-books, school appliances, and a collection of the text-books used at the present and of those used under the Spanish

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